Thursday, July 17, 2008

Etsy Feature: ♥Three Red Hens Letterpress & Design♥

Etsy Feature: ♥Three Red Hens Letterpress & Design♥


Shop Name: Three Red Hens Letterpress & Design

What do you make? In my Etsy shop, Three Red Hens, I create fun letterpress greeting cards for all occasions. I love using modern original illustrations and bold colors to create cards that serve a function but are also fun art pieces.

How did you first pick up your craft? I took a letterpress class here in New York City and fell in love with it. Letterpress takes a lot of patience and knowledge of machinery & sense of design – it’s a difficult craft that I’m still learning to master but I love the challenge.

What are you inspired by? Classic letterpress designs are inspiring but I feel most inspired by modern illustrations, graphic design, silkscreen art, and retro-inspired designs. I’m really inspired by the farm & education center where I work (as you can tell with the chicken-inspired business name). I hope to have farm-inspired vegetable, fruit & animal cards designed & printed in the coming months. I also like Japanese art: nature prints, simple spacious designs, and cute cartoon characters.

Tell me about yourself: My name is Erika. I have a lot of other artistic outlets that I’m exploring one by one. I started out drawing and doing photography, then letterpress. Now I’m getting into woodblock & linoleum printing. It’s so much fun – I just wish there were more room in my little Manhattan apartment for a real studio.

Other etsy shops you love:
Magic Jelly
She Rides the Lion - I’ve been inspired by her skills as I get into woodblock & linoleum printing.
Schmetz Petz - I just discovered this artist who offers prints of his sweet & sometimes hilarious paintings of dogs and other animals doing very human things like surfing, sipping martinis and playing guitar.

Advice for fellow artists/crafters? Keep exploring & stay positive. Becoming skilled at your art takes time & patience. There are so many helpful people on Etsy and in the community who can help you grow. Search out positive environments and opportunities to learn.


♥GIVEAWAY♥

This weeks giveaway is fabulous!! Three Red Hens Letterpress & Design has some the most beautifully designed letterpress cards out there and I am so thrilled to be able to offer you all a chance to have the oppertunity to make the next card you send out and extra special one courtesy of Erika and her wonderful designs!!

Three Red Hens Letterpress & Design has graciously offered not one, not two, but 3 of her stunning cards to the winner of this giveaway!


How to enter:: RUN, dont walk, on over to Three Red Hens Letterpress & Design and leave a comment here stating your favorite design from this spectauclar shop! I guarentee that you'll have a hard time picking out your favorite because Erika's cards are absolutely stunning!!

Standard Rules apply ---> You must leave a way for me to contact you in case you win! On Wednesday 07/23/08 I'll announce the winner provided at least 10 people have entered this giveaway!..... what are you waiting for??? Go and check out the amazing goodies at Three Red Hens Letterpress & Design!!

78 comments:

demmi said...

I love Just my cup of tea (PINK) letterpress card by Three Red Hens (1)
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abbygirl said...

Three red hens? I once had three red roosters! They were beautiful! Handmade is so personal. Nice to keep, nice to give. Thought goes into each piece.

Kalina said...

Oh my goodness! I love the Jack Russell card, the asparagus and the elephants card! They are uber cute! Seriously. Those are great cards. :-)

idyll hands said...

I lurve the Teapot Letterpress design found here:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=11579475

I love tea and I love cards, so this is perfect!

Cicada Studio said...

Well, it wasn't as hard as I thought because as soon as I see Elephants, I stopped right there. I love this sweet little card!

Anonymous said...

I love all the designs but the doggie is so cute.

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Michele P. said...

I think the love nest letterpress card is so cute! Great for a pair of lovebirds celebrating their anniversary or wedding!

louiseb130 said...

I love the elephants~

Maja said...

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teapot letter press

Angel said...

I like Jack Russel


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Ana said...

Elephants are neat.

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s said...

doggies

JORDAN said...

HANDS DOWN! The elephants.

(jchaborek@hotmail.com) Thanks!

AmandaK said...

I just love the Pink Pigs Letterpress Card. Those are the most adorable pigs, and they certainly bring a smile to my face!

gkstratos said...

Love the graphic quality of all the designs but my favorite is the Berries Letterpress Cards.
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mar said...

Out On A Limb is my favorite design from Three Red Hens. thank you for the contest

Margaret said...

Doggie is great.

Anonymous said...

Just my cup of tea ...

nora
neneelynn@yahoo.com

peg42 said...

Since I collect pigs, my favorite of course is the Pink Pigs Letterpress Card. So adorable! These cards are really cute that you offer.
Thanks for this giveaway.

Jenna Z said...

Oh, I love the big bold thank you wood type letterpress card!

mverno said...

jack russell

sphinx63 said...

I like the Just My Cup of Tea in green. These are very pretty cards!

EuropetoOhio said...

I love the mommie teapot talking to the baby teapot and also the single teapot by itself. What adorable cards and so worth the money, very reasonable..kline.p@sbcglobal.net

tara said...

My favorite is the green teapot. It reminds me of my favorite pot of green tea, yum! tagreentea@gmail.com

theysaywordscanbleed said...

the designs are so cute.

arlene,
East Bremerton florist

Jenn S. said...

I really like the Berries letterpress card.

Anonymous said...

My favorite is the mother hen and chick.
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Kari said...

ooh, the jack russel!! My sister has a little terrier and she would LOVE these cards!

idahomom said...

My sister is so artistic and is always making handmade notecards. I wish that I could make them. I guess that second best would be to buy her one. Thanks for the chance.

jennem said...

Love those cards you are giving away! Silhouettes are awesome. On the site, I like the Spring Asparagus card.

vboackle said...

i like the out on a limb.

bfox74 said...

Hazel the Jack Russell is cute.

littlelatina said...

I love the teapot

mogrill said...

I love the Elephant one!

kristilb19 said...

Elephants letterpress card by Three Red Hens (1)are so pretty!!!!

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llinda29 said...

jack russell

Molly C. said...

I love the blue elephants card. So sweet!

Sharon Harmon said...

It's so hard to choose just 1 favorite!! lol! I think "Just My Cup of Tea" is the one I like best! I love tea and my girlfriends and I have our own little "coffee/tea klatch" email group every morning! So they will really enjoy receiving one of these cards!! Thank you for the contest!
txgiggles45@gmail.com
Sharon Harmon

Sharon said...

Love Thank You, wood type letterpress card from Three Red Hens
THANKS :)
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esque said...

I love the Red Tea Pot, http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=11579475

So beautifully done and I love red!

CurlyfrySC's Collage said...

Out on a Limb is really pretty yet simple. I love it!

The pig, too, since my husband is a pig lover.

David Johnson said...

I like Thank You, wood type letterpress card from Three Red Hens
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sabb266 said...

These are really cute and handmade anything is always the best! I really like the Elephants letterpress card, Hazel the Jack Russell Terrier Letterpress Card, and the Apple Z letterpress card from Three Red Hens

windycindy said...

Hello! The Three Red Hens site has adorable cars, The 3 farm ones for the giveaway are precious. I am a sucker for Jack Russell Terries, so I choose Hazel with the red collar. Please enter me in your drawing.
Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

carol drury said...

Would love to win this - thanks!!!
cdrury@gmail.com
the elephant of course!!!!

butterfly_bh said...

I love the " Teapot Letterpress Card "

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cherylfrancisco@hotmail.com said...

the pink pigs are my favorite
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Heather said...

the elephant card is super cute

bison61 said...

I like the Berries Letterpress Cards

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yellowlabs said...

My favorite is the Berries Letterpress Cards!

Dumaurier said...

Hazel the JRT looks just like my Zeke, I love those cards!

Barbara McNaney said...

I love the teapots!

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blueviolet said...

I fell in love with the elephants card. Absolutely adorable.
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Elizabeth

arvard said...

I like the nest letterpress card.

Amy said...

I like Hazel the Jack Russell. My JRT is named Dixie. aewalls425@hotmail.com

Kimberly said...

My favorite is the Pink Pigs

Carolyn said...

I like the Wood Press "Thank you" card! Cute!
Carolyn
ceimusic@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Wood Press Thank You card

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Kitty said...

I like the one with elephants.

kananee said...

The Berries Letterpress cards are cute!

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Karen said...

love the teapots !

bndraldy said...

Oh, I love the big, bold, but simple Thank You, wood type letterpress card. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Sharon said...

Thanks for the contest, I love the tea letterpress.

Anonymous said...

I like Just my cup of Tea in lime. Thanks for the contest.
kathleenyohanna@hotmail.com

Helen said...

I adore the Elephants letterpress card.

purango said...

I live Pink Pigs. garrettsambo@aol.com

lilyk said...

I love the Love Nest Letterpress card!

klp1965 said...

i love the Pink Pigs Letterpress Card :)

Megan B. said...

I love the teapot letterpress card, wonderful! Thank you for such a wonderful giveaway!

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Starshine3 said...

Very cute cards! One of my favorites is the Berries Letterpress Card. Thanks for the chance :)

rangrace said...

The Berries Letterpress cards. Pick me and thanks!

masonsgranny59 said...

The doggie is cute.:)

Michelle said...

I love the Just my cup of tea in Pink!!

Timothy Sternberg said...

I love Just my cup of tea.

donna444444 said...

I like the Elephants letterpress card.

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